By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 06/14/2010 11:27:22 AM
When people ask me to share a "secret to success" with a new person
entering the industry, it always strikes me as funny … like I have any
secrets. The secret to success is (dramatic pause) work hard at
everything from the beginning! The longer you wait for success, the
longer it will take to arrive. If you want to be successful, you need
to get out there and work hard, grab success by the horns and wrestle
it to the ground. Here is where success begins.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 06/01/2010 11:03:27 AM
Those of you who know me know I am a huge Facebooker. I went from the
kid who had no one sign his high school yearbook because he had no
friends (I was like Ducky from Pretty in Pink) to having over 2,700
friends on Facebook. I love Facebook and became a devotee early on
because it fits so well into what we as hairdressers do every day.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 05/18/2010 10:12:41 AM
People often ask me, “How do I become an artist and do what you do?” Well, be careful, you might just get what you asked for. Here is a map of success that I have created and used to guide my growth and help other friends grow to be well-known guests artists—10 Levels of an Artist, A Guide To Your Future As An Artist.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 04/28/2010 2:27:15 PM
My friend Winn Claybaugh wrote a book where he tells us to be nice, and
I 100 percent agree. What I would love to share with so many of our industry
members is also be happy.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 04/14/2010 9:55:10 AM
“There ain’t no traffic on the extra mile.”
I was about 22
years old when I heard Rick Goldberg say that at a Clairol/Logics
national sales meeting, and it has been a secret of my success to this
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 03/02/2010 11:41:04 AM
As Stephen Covey says in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,
put first things first. For salon owners and stylists, I believe that
means: Reward the customers you have every chance you can. As salon
professionals we know no matter how talented we are, if we don’t have
clients we don’t have income. They are the first and most important
element of our success.